Author: Mikel

September 2017: KFC2017 Recap and Seth Andrews

This month we recap the Kentucky Freethought Convention and the FFRF national convention. The full audio of Seth Andrews’ presentation on The Satanic Panic is included after the podcast discussion. Seth Andrews’ video on our trip to Ark Encounter Seth Andrews’ talk at the 2017 Kentucky Freethought Convention October 17: Americans United presents Church-State Separation with John Yarmuth Ed Hensley’s Presentation: Ark Encounter Statements on Genetic Difference (pptx download) Photos from Ark Encounter Check out this...

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August 2017: Faith-Based Initiatives, Geocashing for Opiod Awareness, and Ark Encounter update

In this months episode we talk about faith-based initiatives in Louisville, Governor Bevin’s painted-rock-based opioid awareness plan, an Ark Encounter update, and more. Also, at the end after the regular podcast session, stay tuned to hear FFRF Student of Color Essay Scholarship Winner Lydia Mason present her story and her essay “Breaking the Chain” to the Louisville Atheists & Freethinkers. Check out this...

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July 2017: Protesting Ark Park and Kentucky Theocracy

In this episode we discuss the recent Ark Park Protest, the Trinity Lutheran playground SCOTUS decision, and other church/state issues. We also have a discussion with Detryck Von-Doom and his background and activism, issues affecting black atheists, and Gov. Bevin’s ‘prayer walk’ solution to crime. Upcoming Events with Louisville Atheists & Freethinkers July 24: League of Women Voters President Dee Pregliasco August 14: Lydia Mason, FFRF Student of Color EssayScholarship Winner See the full LAF events calendar here: http://www.louisvilleatheists.com/wordpress/calendar/ Kentucky Freethought Convention 2017 http://www.kyfreethoughtconvention.org/ Kentucky Secular Society https://kysecularsociety.org/ Check out this...

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June 2017: “Prayer Walks”, Abortion Clinic Buffers, and Pride Month

In this episode we talk about Gov. Bevin’s proposed prayer walks to address crime in the west end, the proposal of a safety buffer zone at the EMW Women’s Surgical Center — the final operating abortion clinic in Kentucky, and, in recognition of Pride Month, the issues of the LGBTQ community and how we can support them. Relevant Links: The buffer zone http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/metro-government/2017/06/13/aclu-advises-metro-council-create-buffer-zone-outside-abortion-clinic/391160001/ http://www.wdrb.com/story/35668f428/local-pastor-tells-metro-council-he-will-not-obey-a-safety-zone-outside-abortion-clinic Reactions to the Governor’s prayer walk plan http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/06/02/yes-im-embarrassed-christianity-joe-phelps/364928001/ http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2017/06/01/gov-matt-bevin-meet-religious-leaders-family-members-murder-victims-thursday/360136001/ The Fairness Campaign http://www.fairness.org/ The 2017 Kentucky Freethought Convention http://www.kyfreethoughtconvention.org Louisville Atheists and Freethinkers http://www.louisvilleatheists.com             Check out this...

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May 2017: The Return of Blasphemy in the Bluegrass

It’s the return of Blasphemy In The Bluegrass! We are now recording in a new location, and with a new set of hosts — all of which will be explained in the show. We talk about Pascal’s Wager, FCA intrusions into public school sports programs, charter schools, attempts by Christian extremists to disrupt the last open abortion clinic in Kentucky. And the upcoming Kentucky Freethought Convention! Relevant links: http://www.kyfreethoughtconvention.org https://everysaturdaymorning.net/2017/05/13/extremists-fail-to-close-kys-only-clinic/ http://www.LouisvilleAtheists.com   Check out this...

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